Williams unsure of importance of Coventry point

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Luke Williams conceded that Town weren’t clinical enough against Coventry (PIC: Ryan Ainscow) 

Swindon Town Head Coach Luke Williams has admitted that it is too early to tell whether or not the draw with Coventry City on Saturday will prove to be a good result for his side. 

The Robins were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in a 0-0 stalemate at the Ricoh Arena, although both sides did fashion chances to snatch all three points.

John Fleck dragged wide for the hosts and Anton Rodgers went close with a free-kick at the other end, while Jon Obika was unlucky not to add to his tally of eleven goals this term.

Town emerged as the dominant force after the interval and peppered the Coventry goal with a flurry of efforts, but were unable to find a way past the busy Reice Charles-Cook.

Obika tried his luck on more than one occasion and Louis Thompson and Fabien Robert also failed to find the back of the net on a day where the visitor’s normally potent attack struggled to spark into life.

And it could have been a whole lot worse for Swindon in the dying stages as second-half sub Darius Henderson looked set to drill home a dramatic winner for the Sky Blues, only for Tyrell Belford to produce a stunning stop to bail out his side.

The draw stretched Town’s unbeaten run in League One to seven straight games, but Williams refused to say whether or not a single point was good enough with time running out to close the gap on the play-off places.

“Only that will be clear in the next five weeks,” he told BBC Wiltshire.

“It means nothing if you don’t continue to put pressure on those teams above you, but we hope it’s going to be a point gained and it could be one point that adds to us getting into that play-off bracket.

“It was two good sides wary of each other’s attacking strengths and both were trying to make sure that they didn’t give away clear chances.

“It was probably more cagey than we have seen in our previous games.

“You can’t win a game unless you score a goal but it’s important that we start to keep more clean sheets because we have probably been conceding too many goals to make things comfortable.

“Both teams had some shots on goal but I don’t think there was anything particularly clear until right at the death when Tyrell (Belford) made a fantastic save.

“There were plenty of near-misses but nothing as clean and clear-cut as we’d like.

“Once we get to 88-minutes I fully expect us to score at least one goal but Coventry managed to keep us out.

“There were a couple of moments towards the death where I thought it was going to be a repeat of the usual protocol with Swindon Town these days where we score in the dying moments, but it wasn’t to be.

“It was close, but wasn’t to be.”

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